This week has been different from previous weeks in that the focus of our work has changed from planning, towards execution. We have been busy working with other groups in the completion of our video for our NGO. Now we just have to put everything together, and hopefully produce a nice video to submit at the end of the week.
Have a nice day!
This weeks theme was Crowd Sourcing and Crowd Funding. On Monday we learnt about both of them and how effective they can be, thanks to a presentation by the production managers.
After the presentation, we began to further define our ideas, and, as a group chose the ones we liked best. We determined that the demographic we are after realizes the need for water and awareness towards it, however, instead of just being worried about it, they need to be interested in it for the situation to get better.
“awareness among the young about the importance of water for the near future”
Our next step was to develop the strategy we would employ in order to help the IWF. We determined that crowd sourcing would be the way to go and that it could be beneficial if we create some symbolism to make the IWF recognizable, the same way and AIDS ribbon does.
Finally, we discussed the premises on which the final video would be made on. We discussed the options of making it catchy, getting people to realize their love for water, and how much they really need it, as well as memorable. However we still need to decide on an easy way for supporters to be able to commit and act upon.
Have a nice day!
❤ Tech steward
This is the video from last Wednesday’s presentation by Francois Bruley, the founder of the IWF.
When I think back on my childhood, I can vividly remember a passion for building things. As a kid I would always take packaging materials and build things out of them. I would use Styrofoam to make boats, and cardboard to make mission control centers. My room consisted of 20% furniture and 80% Lego, everything I did had a creative aspect to it.
As I began to mature, and my tastes and preferences changed, the one constant was always creation and design. In my teens I switched from mainly building Lego, to pursuing new challenges in building out of different materials, be it wood, metal, or plastic, there was always something to be made. By the time I started drinking beer I was soon to find that I could also make it and create my own beers to my liking, once again letting me design and create things that interest me.
Following the same mindset, I decided to study IDE in The Hague, as I hope it will help me develop my design and creative skills. As well as prepare me to be able to apply them in a professional environment, without compromising my interests. I want to do what makes me happy.